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of the "huffington post." thanks for joining us. >> thank you formation me un. >> eliot: polling is more than picking up the phone, calling 12 random people and adding up who said what? >> increasingly, when i started in this business 25 years ago you could do something like that. you could get a scientifically random sample, a few reasonable steps to make it rigorous and not have to do a whole lot of waiting or adjustment afterwards. now there have been a combination of things. lower response rates the whole cell phone problem basically two-thirds of us have two kinds of phones. another third roughly have a cell phone only, and it's a whole lot harder to know what the odds are getting someone over one phone or another. pollsters are having to make a lot of assumptions one way or another about either about the demographics of who they interview or the mechanism that they use to select it. >> eliot: i want to break this down a little bit. the moment you talk about waiting some answers more than others you're putting into play an opportunity for the pollster to exercise discretion that may be correct o
these wonderful advance there is was no backlash. the republicans didn't use this as a wedge issue. they didn't run ads on it. they didn't bring it up at the debate. there was silence. it means that we as gay americans, we're wedge no more. >> eliot: expanding rights for gays and lesbians, and now it's the ballot box where the public by majority vote say we're believe in this conception of civil rights. it's a fundamental and very historic wonderful thing to see. there is this gaping hole in federal law. explain why it is still there and what we wanted to do about it. >> congress for many years have been dragging its feet on a very simple bill to bandies crime ban ban discriminating for being gay. we expect real progress now that president obama has been reelected in terms of an executive order that will ban the companies that profit from federal contracts. that's almost one in four jobs in america. this will be a huge step forward and we're expecting it pretty soon. >> eliot: now just so people can understand many states have passed laws that extend the rights that we're talking about. but
d71658 ly 70 years ago. >>> christianity teaches us forgiveness, and second chances. i'm not saying i'll be perfect, that nobody who received clemency will ever do nothing wrong. i'm not infallible and nobody else is, but i am very comfortable and totally at peace with these pardons. >> jennifer: that's former mississippi governor haley barbour, defending his con trover shall decision to hand down 200 pardons. i too am a strong believer in second chances, and when i was governor of michigan i issued orders for nearly 200 which is the state record. toni bunton is one of the people i felt deserved a second chance. she spent more than 16 years behind bars for her part in a drug deal that ended in murder but in 2009 after a lot of deliberation i decided to free toni from her 25 to 50-year sentence. and tonight toni is joining us from detroit. toni welcome inside "the war room." >> thank you for inviting me. >> jennifer: so tell us what have you been doing since your sentence was commuted? >> i graduated from the university of michigan with a master'
, and yet there are virtues that flow within the current of all of our lives that connect us, and surely chief among them is forgiveness. if we have the capacity to forgive, then we have reason for hope. palestinians and israelis who must at times feel they have not one thing in common they are feeling the exact same thing, hope that thesis -- the creasefire holds, and as connected as we all are we hope right along with them. [♪ theme music ♪] >> jennifer: we are in "the war room," but there is good news out of the middle east tonight, which is that the region is calm for the first time in eight days. there are no rocket blasts piercing the quiet night. there are no missiles streaking across the sky mother on both sides of the border can look up at the same bright star and breathe just a little bit easy ere because their children are safe. hamas and israel have agreed to a ceasefire for the moment. each side launched about 1500 strikes, and there were violent protests in the west bank in which one palestinian was killed. the final straw was the bombing of a c
us what life is really like working at the discount mega chain. and we have a cease-fire in time time. >> egypt's government is assuming the responsibility and leadership. >> they would not be allowing it unless prime minister netanyahu signed off on this. >> michael: you know, we will have that, we'll examine the role president obama played in that today. should this turkey be safe? >> i don't think it will change me at pull. the same values and convictions and same policies. sarah palin is just one of our turkeys. we'll have a lot of fun. it's gobel, gobel time. >> michael: big story around the country is the fact that walmart wanted to open their stores at 8:00 thanksgiving tomorrow, and the workers are fed up with it. here is a little bit of a story about that. >> workers at 1,000 walmart stores are planning to walk off the job upset that they have to work on thanksgiving. the stores slated to open 8:00 p.m. >> we're just demanding respect. >> michael: you know that's from "abc news" joined again today luckily tricia rose professor at brown university, and michael hastings b
will not utter an ill will about you and we'll look forward to 2013. thank you for being with us here, governor christie, you are the pardoned turkey of the "the young turks." coming up next we have stephen colbert. he made the super pacs funny. then we'll hear how cenk might get the last laugh. >> will a lot of people go to jail. >> have you named anybody who could go to jail for breaking the law with the pacs? >> not a person. >> that's my kind of law. smiles make more smiles. when the chocolate is hershey's. life is delicious. [ male announcer ] you like who you are... and you learned something along the way. this is the age of knowing what you're made of. so, why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra. 20 million men already have. ask if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain; it may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. side effects include headache, flushing upset stomach, and abnormal vision. to avoid long-term injury, seek immediate medi
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